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Fitness and diet myths that just won't go away

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  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 45,143 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 45,143 Member
    "I''m not losing, I seem to be gaining..."

    "Well, you know, muscle weighs more than fat, so..."

    Grrrrrr.......a pound of muscle weighs as much as a pound of fat, it just takes up less space!
    Well technically it is if measured if the volume is equal. However most people that say that really have no idea how hard it is to actually gain muscle.

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  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,798 Member Member Posts: 5,798 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    That fast food and junk food is toxic and poison to the body. :D

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    Seriously. If it were toxic and poison, wouldn't we die shortly after consuming?
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,798 Member Member Posts: 5,798 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    "I''m not losing, I seem to be gaining..."

    "Well, you know, muscle weighs more than fat, so..."

    Grrrrrr.......a pound of muscle weighs as much as a pound of fat, it just takes up less space!
    Well technically it is if measured if the volume is equal. However most people that say that really have no idea how hard it is to actually gain muscle.

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    Same people who are afraid of getting "bulky"...
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 45,143 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 45,143 Member
    Cardio is for fat burning....................................won't help at all if you're not in a deficit.

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  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,798 Member Member Posts: 5,798 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Cardio is for fat burning....................................won't help at all if you're not in a deficit.

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    Correct. Cardio does in fact burn calories, but, unless you remain in a deficit you will not burn fat. How anyone could "disagree" with this is beyond me...
  • naomi9271naomi9271 Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    LOL when the point you really want to argue about is 5 pages back, and you’re like “dang, you’re just lucky I wasn’t here in March!!”....this is really interesting reading and thank you to everyone for helping make it!!!
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,712 Member Member Posts: 6,712 Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    That fast food and junk food is toxic and poison to the body. :D

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    Seriously. If it were toxic and poison, wouldn't we die shortly after consuming?


    well, not immediatly - but "fast food is fast track to the grave" , apparently. :*


    (This is a myth, not something I am stating or agree with)

  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 645 Member Member Posts: 645 Member
    naomi9271 wrote: »
    Ok so I have one to add. Blending vegetables destroys the fiber, so your green vegetable smoothie is as bad for you as a juice.

    LOL, my super amazing blender can’t even destroy the ice cubes completely, let alone the fiber.

    Something in a blender and something juiced isn't the same. A juicer actually does remove all the pulp - and spit it out separately. different thing.
  • naomi9271naomi9271 Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    Like snakes, LOL. The next diet advice will be to swallow Whole Foods whole....
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,977 Member Member Posts: 2,977 Member
    There already is a 'snake diet' out there - I won't post a link to it, but you can google it... basic concept is that snakes only eat every 2-3 days so we should also... just nope!
  • MaggieGirl135MaggieGirl135 Member Posts: 365 Member Member Posts: 365 Member
    Thought of this thread while standing in line at the grocery store yesterday...one of those thin, newspaper-like magazines had a headline that read, “lose 45 pounds in 10 days”. I would only need another two, maybe three, days to meet my goal! I guess I should’ve bought it!
  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 555 Member Member, Premium Posts: 555 Member
    slightly different but

    The idea that EVERYONE needs to be low/lower sodium for health.

    No.

    My husband and his high BP need to be lower sodium. Me? I went low sodium with him for a week then fainted. Turns out me salting everything is self-medicating. My normal BP (and it is normal for me/not dangerous, I have seen a doctor) is low.

    And I should just eat the salt.

    (Fun corollary: Spouse thought for ages he didn't eat much sodium because he didn't *ADD* salt - and grumped and grumbled that it wasn't fair he was the one with high pb where I was dousing my food in salt. Turns out he's wrong. He was eating a metric ton of sodium in things like canned soup and deli-meat and tv dinners. Surprise, darling.)

    I have a relative who has literally glared at me for using salt when I cook because it's "so unhealthy." I too have low blood pressure and always have. We don't eat a lot of the kind of things that come with a lot of sodium either, so I'm not particularly alarmed for my husband or kids. But you'd think I was dumping it on to kill them on purpose.

    I do probably lean towards the "clean eating" side of the spectrum for various reasons, at least as an 80/20 deal, but salt is normal. Good. Societies have risen and fallen over salt. A lot of our words use the Latin "sal" - salad, salary, etc. It also makes food delicious. :yum:
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 18,869 Member Member Posts: 18,869 Member
    The concept that is usually stated oversimplified - carbs is your primary fuel. (neither in amount of calories burned for avg daily activity, nor in majority of time, nor in used first)

    Side confusion then follows - you have to use up carbs first to start using fat. (ratio used as mostly fat from resting state to mainly carbs when anaerobic)

    Or other side confusion - Keto will cause you to be fat-adapted and start using fat first and ketones usually thrown in there somewhere. (already burn fat mainly no adapting required, brain using about 10-15% of daily calories as carbs and can go to ketones though, but ketones not produced fast enough for intense exercise)
    edited June 4
  • lks2gablks2gab Member, Premium Posts: 46 Member Member, Premium Posts: 46 Member
    Fat weighs more than muscle! A pound is a pound. The volume that it takes up in your body is the difference.
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